Kennametal Inc has appointed Christopher (Chris) Rossi as president and CEO and has named him a director. Rossi succeeds Ron De Feo whom the board has appointed executive chairman of the board. Both appointments are effective from the beginning of August 2017.

Rossi previously served as the chief executive officer of Dresser-Rand at Siemens from September 2015 through May 2017.

‘We look forward to the perspective Chris' experience will bring to lead Kennametal into the next chapter of its transformation,’ said Ron De Feo, current Kennametal president and CEO. ‘It has been my pleasure to lead the Kennametal team over the past 18 months and together we have made great strides in positioning the company for a successful future.’

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